Yuan Xiao Jie in Shanghai is different than it is in Singapore. In Singapore, we just have dinner with the family, eat some "tang yuan," and that is pretty much it. In addition to those things, the celebration of Yuan Xiao Jie in Shanghai is rather grand. Here, this is the Lantern Festival, when kids carry lanterns and play with sparklers and all. (We do that for the Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore.) Last night, you could hear the booming of fireworks in the air, and the sharper, louder sound of fire crackers on the ground. It was very lively all around Xu Jia Hui, with bright lights and loud noises from about 7 pm till nearly midnight.
I managed to get some good video clips of the fireworks last night. When I find my firewire cable (I haven't unpacked yet), I'll post some clips here. It was an exciting night to walk around on the streets of Shanghai.
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